- The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is to provide a financial injection aimed at developing the Greek renewable energy sector. EBRD is to provide €300 million ($318 million) in funding for renewable energy projects in Greece, aimed at mobilizing investment and commercial financing. [Power Engineering International]
- Tesla’s Elon Musk may have put large scale battery storage on the national agenda with his offer to solve South Australia’s power crisis for free if he did not deliver a large system with 100 days of signing a contract. Both the Prime Minister and South Australia’s Premier are looking for more details on the offer. [The Sydney Morning Herald]
- The South African government lost the country’s first climate change lawsuit. The high court ruled against its plans for a coal-fired power station, the latest in a rising tide of international climate litigation. EarthLife Africa challenged the government’s approval of the proposed Thabametsi coal-fired power station. [Yahoo News]
- EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s phones have been ringing off the hook since he questioned the link between human activity and climate change. The calls to Pruitt’s main line, 202-564-4700, reached such a high volume by Friday that agency officials created an impromptu call center, according to three agency employees. [Salt Lake Tribune]
- When it comes to the adoption of solar power, K-12 schools across the US are leading the way. While less than one percent of all US homes, businesses, and government agencies rely on solar energy, the 3,700 schools around the country with solar installed represent nearly three percent of the all of K-12 schools in the country. [Times of San Diego]
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